Random Distantly Related Celebs (PHOTOS)

By: Celeste Piraino / July 1, 2011

Each celebrity has their own unique quality, but knowing that some of them have distant cousins in the Hollywood family that we didn’t know about makes things even better!

With all the hype around the Royal couple coming to Los Angeles, in addition to reports that Kate Middleton is distant cousins with author Jane Austen, it was only fair we take a close look behind their royal family background. Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge is said to be the 12th cousin of Hollywood’s very own royalty, Marilyn Monroe.

So, which other celebrities have famous relatives?

What do Ellen Degeneres and Madonna have in common, besides ravishing good looks? A family tree! According to reports, Degeneres and Madonna are related through their 10th great-grandfather making them 11th cousins. After finding out about their family relations, it’s no wonder that they both know how to break it down on the dance floor.

Celebrities are not the only ones who seem to be related to other celebrities. Lets throw some politicians into the game. President Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are said to be 9th cousins, but it doesn’t stop there. Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are 9th cousins twice removed. If these family ties decided to have Thanksgiving dinner together, they will need to have a larger dinner table.

The accuracy of these might not be 100% but isn’t still fun to think about! You may very well be related to one of your favorite celebrities and don’t even know it. Take a look through your family tree and let us know which Hollywood star you may be related to!